Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : cups-filters vulnerability (USN-2210-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 73941


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Sebastian Krahmer discovered that cups-browsed incorrectly filtered remote printer names and strings. A remote attacker could use this issue to possibly execute arbitrary commands. (CVE-2014-2707)

Johannes Meixner discovered that cups-browsed ignored invalid BrowseAllow directives. This could cause it to accept browse packets from all hosts, contrary to intended configuration.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected cups-browsed package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 73941

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2210-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/05/09

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 8.3

Temporal Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cups-browsed, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/05/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2707

BID: 66624

USN: 2210-1